Art, Science, and Intuition from Leonardo to the Hubble Telescope
By (author) Mr Martin Kemp
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Seen/Unseen by Mr Martin Kemp
Book DescriptionSeen | Unseen is a deep, richly illustrated, and erudite analysis of the interconnections between science and the visual arts. Martin Kemp explores the responses of artists, scientists, and their instruments, to the world - ranging from early representations of perspective, to pinhole cameras, particle accelerators and the Hubble telescope. From Leonardo, Durer, and the inventors of photography to contemporary sculptors, and from Galileo and Darwin to Stephen J. Gould, Kemp considers the way in which scientists and artists have perceived the world and responded to its patterns, and sees common 'structural intuitions' reflected in their work.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199295722
(254mm x 176mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 14-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Mr Martin Kemp
Art in History, 600 BC - 2000 AD: Ideas in Profile, Paperback (January 2015)
A journey through the history of art from religious painting to postmodernism by one of the world's greatest art historians
30 Second Leonardo da Vinci, Hardback (February 2014)
With an approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand, this title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds.
Christ to Coke, Hardback (October 2011)
Informative, funny, sad, and surprising by turns, this is the first book to look at all the main types of visual icon, taking eleven mega-famous examples, from Christ to the Coke bottle, to see how they arose and how they continue to function.
Leonardo, Paperback (October 2011)» View all books by Mr Martin Kemp
Cutting through the veil of legend, Martin Kemp offers an unparalleled portrait of this extraordinary man, asking what made Leonardo's work so astonishing and what vision drove his art and his invention. This updated edition is the first book to include two newly discovered Leonardo works, the most important discoveries in over a hundred years.
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Author Biography - Mr Martin Kemp
Martin Kemp is Professor of the History of Art at the University of Oxford. He is perhaps best known as an expert in Renaissance art, and especially the work of Leonardo. Kemp himself studied both history of art and the natural sciences at Cambridge, and is as sure-footed in his treatment of the scientific context of imagery as he is in scholarly history of art. Among his books is the recent and highly successful Leonardo published by OUP.
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